Smilja Lambert is the Cocoa Sustainability Research Manager for the Asia Pacific region. She is responsible for the Mars cocoa sustainability research projects in this region, focusing mainly in Indonesia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and Philippines. She also leads the Regional Asia Pacific cocoa breeding group and collaborative projects with cocoa breeders from Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines and India. Lambert has worked with Mars for 18 years, including the first 6 at the Mars Centre for Cocoa Science in Brazil, where she has gained laboratory-based experience in cocoa research, followed by more field oriented activities in her current position in the Asia Pacific region.
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